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Suzanne (Suzy) C. Sterner

Suzanne (Suzy) C. Sterner  Senior Vice President, government Relations BWX Technologies, Inc.

Senior Vice President, Government Relations

BWX Technologies, Inc.

Suzanne (Suzy) C. Sterner is senior vice president of government relations for BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT). In this role, she will oversee the development and execution of BWXT’s relationship with the U.S. government, including the U.S. Congress and the executive branch, in addition to the company’s interface with government officials and stakeholders at the local, state and international levels.
Ms. Sterner has more than 25 years of experience in various industries including space, defense, aviation and public affairs. Prior to joining BWXT, she served as the senior director of congressional relations for Orbital ATK, Inc. – a 13,000-employee, publicly traded company in space, defense and aviation. During her professional career, she was also vice president of government affairs for SAIC, a premier technology integrator providing full life-cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets.
Prior to her time at SAIC, Ms. Sterner was senior director of congressional relations for Exelis. She also served more than six years with Aerojet Rocketdyne as director of congressional relations.
Ms. Sterner earned a bachelor’s degree in international politics and economics from Middlebury College and master’s degree in business from the University of Maryland University College. She is a current member and past president of both Women in Aerospace and the National Space Club. She also serves on the board of directors for the American Astronautical Society and is a member of U.S. Women in Nuclear and the National Concert Band of America.